From: C J Fynn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jan 04 2004 - 12:27:51 EST
To form the combinations without using PUA code-points I think you would need
to use some kind of "smart" font format system like OpenType, Graphite or AAT.
This is exactly how e.g. Indic scripts work - there is no need of characters
or code-points for the combining glyph forms of letters or for pre-composed
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Gewecke" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 4:56 PM
Subject: Byzantine Musical Symbols Questions
> In helping someone work on a font for Byzantine musical symbols (1D000
> -1D0FF) we noticed that there was no encoding of either precomposed or
> combining symbols, despite the fact that many or most of them do not occur
> in isolation. As a result, using these symbols in plain text is not very
> practical, aside from employing the PUA for the necessary combinations.
> Chapter 14.10 of TUS 4.0 does note that the manipulation of these symbols
> is outside its scope. A couple questions:
> 1) Can anyone provide links to documents that would help better understand
> how this came about?
> 2) Are there currently any proposals to add combining versions of any of
> these symbols to the Standard?
> 3) Is anyone on the list aware of any markup language or composing
> applications (any platform) that can use the current encoding to produce
> Byzantine musical notation?
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